Visual arts scholars, educators, and aficionados will likely find much to interest them in the Asia Art Archive (AAA). Based in Hong Kong, this resource focuses on primary and secondary materials about contemporary Asian art with most of its collection being from the mid-1990s and the 2000s. Visitors to the AAA's website, newly launched in 2017, will find a wealth of resources to explore. The ideas section features essays, conversations, collection spotlights, and notes on contemporary art and art history that are published on a regular basis. The collection section is organized into research and library items, with the former containing (at the time of this writing) over 28,000 searchable items in 37 focused collections of primary material, most of which have been digitized, and the latter containing over 44,000 items, of which more than 7,000 can be accessed online. Educators and scholars will also want to explore the resources section, where they will find videos, scholarly papers, datasets, bibliographies, and more. An independent nonprofit, the Asia Art Archive was founded in 2000 by Claire Hsu and Johnson Chang "to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region."
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